Mr David Turk

Acting Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency
09:15 – 09:40

Dave Turk joined the IEA in September 2016 and is currently the Acting Deputy Executive Director and Head of the Strategic Initiatives Office. 

Southeast Asia’s transition to low carbon economy and its potential  

Synopsis: Energy demand in Southeast Asia is expected to grow by two-thirds between 2016 and 2040. Under current policy and technology scenarios, CO2 emissions are expected to increase in lockstep with this growth in energy demand. The use of coal could double, and the region’s share of global emissions is expected to rise from 4.1% to 6.5%. However, the region could also go on the path of sustainable development – a scenario which would keep global temperature rise to well below 2°C. In Southeast Asia, the use of renewable energy could close the gap between this sustainable scenario and status quo by 40%, and improvements in efficiency would narrow it further by another 25%. Apart from the electricity sector, the industrial and transport sectors are key. However, the approach will vary across counties in Southeast Asia due to differences in geography and stage of economic development. For example, solutions that offer massive energy efficiency gains and hydrogen economy could address cross-sectoral needs for a country like Singapore, where other renewable solutions would be limited due to its small size and lack of land. Conversely, larger Southeast Asian countries may benefit from large-scale renewable energy solutions. Countries could also consider collaborating on cross-national infrastructure, such as high-voltage electrical lines. In other words, cooperation among Southeast Asian countries and a systems approach is key to collectively achieve emission goals.

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Mr Mark Schenkel

Managing Consultant, Guidehouse
09:40 – 10:05

Sustainability consultant with focus on industrial decarbonization technologies and corporate climate action.

Carbon capture, storage, and utilisation: decarbonisation pathways for Singapore’s industry

Synopsis: Guidehouse (formerly Navigant) evaluated the potential for Carbon Capture Storage and Utilisation (CCSU) technologies to abate greenhouse gas emissions from the energy and chemicals sectors in Singapore. Geological storage potential in neighbouring countries indicate regional storage potential is an estimated 85 giga tonnes. For CO2 utilization, 49 identified CCU technologies were assessed to select the ten technologies that are most promising for Singapore to explore further. By 2050, all ten shortlisted CCU technologies may reach maturity. Their net abatement potentials range between 0.3 – 2,000 kilo tonnes of CO2, based on one reference plant per technology. All technologies with substantial abatement potential require significant amounts of hydrogen or ammonia. For CCU technologies to be effective climate mitigation measures, this feedstock needs to be low-carbon. It is important to explore the future availability and costs of these low-carbon commodities.


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Mr Ng Kian Soon

Energy Consultant, Kellogg Brown & Root Asia Pacific
10:05 – 10:30

Kian Soon is an energy specialist with exposure to a broad range of energy systems and decarbonisation projects. He has been involved in multiple energy efficiency studies for the oil and gas industry. Other than energy efficiency, Kian Soon is also passionate about decarbonization and energy transition related topics.

Performances of Heating Systems in Singapore  

Synopsis: Operations of heating systems constitute a significant energy consumption in the industrial sector. Understanding the performance of your heating system is the first step towards improving its efficiency and stepping towards a less carbon intensive operation.

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Mr Quah Han Song

Energy Manager, Zeon Chemicals Singapore Pte Ltd
10:40 – 11:05

Han Song is one of the Energy Managers at ZEON Chemicals Singapore. Together with the Energy Management Team, he actively drives energy reduction projects in the Plant. Through use of process data analytics, he and his team has successfully implemented many energy reduction projects at ZEON.

Energy Management at ZEON Chemicals Singapore

Synopsis: A good energy management system is important to every organisation. Apart from being able to contribute in sustaining our environment, it also provides good economic benefits to the operations as lesser energy will be required to achieve the same output. At ZEON, we proactively enhance awareness and make continuous improvements in the areas of energy conservation. A good discussion platform, combined with data collection and analytics, opens up many opportunities for energy reduction projects and becoming more energy efficient.


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Mr Ho Kok Pin

Operation Director, Ardentec Singapore Pte Ltd
11:05 – 11:30

Ho Kok Pin holds the Bachelor of Engineering from Tsukuba University, Japan (formerly known as Tokyo University of Education). He is currently serving as the Operation Director of Ardentec Singapore Pte Ltd. Mr. Kok Pin has 20 years of experience in semiconductor manufacturing, business operation, and quality assurance.

Energy Efficiency leads to Sustainable Business and Environment  

Synopsis: Energy Efficiency lead to Sustainable Business and Environment will show improvement in company profit margin via reduction of Overall Company Operational Cost as well as Reduction of Waste and Carbon Emission. This will help to enhance staffs’ knowledge through Energy Efficiency Sharing Session & In-house Awareness Training Programs. Acknowledge that People , Profit , Planet can be sustained and co exist without comprising any one of them through better energy efficiency management. Lastly, to learn and share with industries the Best practice.

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Mr Cherif Assaf

Programme Director, REIDS & Multi Energy Systems and Grids (SMES), Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N)
11:35 – 12:00

Cherif has more than 25 years’ of technology leadership experience at Schneider (France, Italy and Singapore) and Philips (France and South Africa), plus RD&D and entrepreneurial experience from various parts of the world. In ERI@N, Cherif plays the role of technology integration across our interdisciplinary research programs.

Reducing carbon footprint and energy bill in a district

Synopsis: Conventional cooling and electricity systems are decoupled resulting in low optimisation, underutilisation of assets, energy losses, over design and high CO2 footprint: SMES is an opportunity to deliver energy efficiency, cost savings, better utilisation of assets with greater system level optimisation.

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Mr Mike Chan

Vice President, Sustainable Energy Solutions, SP Group
12:00 – 12:25

Mr Mike Chan is the Vice President of Sustainable Energy Solutions at SP Group. He is responsible for developing and implementing integrated energy solutions to achieve energy savings, reduce cost, and to promote a low-carbon future. This comprises renewables integration, solar, hydrogen, energy storage systems, microgrids and energy management solutions. Prior to his role at SP, Mr. Chan was a Vice President (Trading) and a Managing Director of a natural gas supply company at a major power plant operator. His expertise also includes power plant maintenance and operations.

Building green hydrogen generation and storage capability in Singapore  

Synopsis: Lowering carbon emissions is central in the fight against climate change. One of the ways to achieve this is through the usage of green and renewable energy sources. However, in urban places such as Singapore, due to limited land and inconsistent solar energy, achieving zero emission with 100% renewable energy is extremely challenging. Despite this, in 2019, SP Group managed to power the first zero-emission building in Southeast Asia. The self-sustaining building is 100% powered with renewable energy and green hydrogen via an innovative hydrogen energy system (HES) and can be disconnected from the national electricity grid. The HES is part of SP Group’s Concept Lab that brings together corporates and experts from industry and academia to test and pilot next-generation sustainability solutions for a low carbon and smart energy future for Singapore and the region.

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Mr Ong Chee Siong

Vice President, Showa Denko HD Singapore Pte Ltd
12:25 – 12:50

Chee Siong is responsible for Business/Corporate and Environmental control in Showa Denko HD Singapore.

Activities of GHG reduction from HFC

Synopsis: With support from Nagase Singapore, Showa Denko installed a new VOC gas emission recovery system by condensation process and reduce carbon emissions from HFC in its daily manufacturing process.


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Mr Lee Chun Yong, Jolvin

Principal Engineer, Showa Denko HD Singapore Pte Ltd
12:25 – 12:50

Jolvin is responsible for designing and managing production equipment in Showa Denko HD Singapore.

Activities of GHG reduction from HFC

Synopsis: With support from Nagase Singapore, Showa Denko installed a new VOC gas emission recovery system by condensation process and reduce carbon emissions from HFC in its daily manufacturing process.


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Mr Chester Wan

Business Development Manager, Nagase Singapore Pte Ltd
12:25 – 12:50

Chester joined Nagase Group in 2008 and is responsible for business development in chemical & electronics industry.  

Activities of GHG reduction from HFC

Synopsis: With support from Nagase Singapore, Showa Denko installed a new VOC gas emission recovery system by condensation process and reduce carbon emissions from HFC in its daily manufacturing process.


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Mr Yang, Sam Ji Zheng

Engineer, Global Technology, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
11:35 – 12:00

As part of ExxonMobil’s global technology team, Sam Yang is an engineer at the ExxonMobil Singapore Chemical Plant, where he has been working on uncovering opportunities to improve efficient and reliable operations in the olefins processing operations. He joined ExxonMobil Singapore almost 10 years ago since graduating from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2011.


Singapore Chemical Plant Blowdown Modifications

Synopsis: Steam cracking operations at the Singapore Chemical Plant involves the usage of dilution steam that has been generated from a portion of the process condensate. This is subsequently topped up with on-purpose make-up steam to meet the needs of the plant. Through this project, some of the process condensate bypasses the dilution steam generation system and is directly sent to the wastewater treatment system. This allows more condensate to be boiled off as dilution steam, resulting in less make-up steam and, by extension, less energy needed.

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Ms Jessica Tan Shi Yun

Engineer, Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore (Private) Limited
12:00 – 12:25

Jessica Tan is a process engineer in the Technology & Optimisation Function in PCS. Her role includes process & energy optimization, process troubleshooting and project implementation comprising process safety and energy efficiency.

Innovative approach to improve valuable ethylene product recovery

Synopsis: The capacity-up of PCS ethylene plants and enhanced integration with neighbouring companies, resulted in higher frequency of C2’ imbalances, higher product rundowns to the LT tanks, and higher C2’ BOG generation. To overcome the capacity limitation of the existing C2’ BOG compressor, a C2’ BOG Roots blower system (in-house design) was commissioned in Phase 1 to recover excess C2’ BOG, which will otherwise be flared. As part of continual improvement, it was enhanced prior to up-sizing of the blower in Phase 2 to mitigate the impact of additional BOG generation

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Mr Noel Sogueco

Utilities Supervisor, Roche Singapore Technical Operations Pte Ltd
12:25 – 12:50

Noel Sogueco is a Senior Utilities Supervisor at the Facilities and Engineering Department of Roche Singapore Technical Operations, where he takes care of the operation and maintenance of Plant Utilities that supports Manufacturing Operations.

Boiler Controls Upgrade

Synopsis: The original single point linkage system used was a camshaft and a single motor to control both the air and fuel supply opening. This set-up created a “Play” or “Slop” in the linkage system and prevented the fuel and air linkage from returning to their respective positions. A Parallel Positioning Servos which independently controls the air and fuel supply openings was installed to maintain linkage position when moving from low fire to high fire and vice versa. This provides the proper mix of air and fuel with minimal to no CO; decrease the O2 levels to >3% (reduction in excess air); improves the combustion efficiency; and reduces the NG consumption per steam produced.

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Mr Chen Li

Plant Manager, Stepan Asia Pte Ltd
11:35 – 12:00

Chen Li is responsible for strategic leadership for all elements of the Singapore Plant including: EHS&S, Quality, Plant and Production Operations, Projects, Plant Engineering and Logistic Management.

Energy saving by optimizing the plant start up duration  

Synopsis: Stepan is a leading global manufacturer of surfactants and polyester polyols. Stepan purchased Singapore plant in 2010 and subsequently installed fractionation capability. The Stepan Singapore plant on Jurong Island is a manufacturing plant to produce methyl ester and further break down the carbon chain in the Fractional process.  Methyl ester chemistry has been a core technology for Stepan for over 30 years.

Stepan Singapore plant operates on campaign basis, during this project, the plant team optimised the pH controls in its upstream processes to reduce amount of impurities carried over to the buffer tanks, thereby allowing Stepan holding some quantities in the buffer tank at end of each campaign and then reduce start-up for the next campaign and improve specific energy consumption for overall start-up.

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Mr Png Eng Lee

Managing Director, Fuisland Offset Printing (S) Pte Ltd
12:00 – 12:25

Mr Png Eng Lee is the Managing Director at Fuisland Offset Printing. He is also the Chief Sustainability Officer overseeing the company’s environmental and sustainability efforts.

Sustainable printing for a greener future

Synopsis: Fuisland is a commercial printing company with more than 24 years of experience specialising in book printing with an assortment of printing related services. In 2019, Fuisland became the first printing company to use 100% renewable energy. The achievement was made possible via a combination of a solar system atop its facility and supplemented by renewable energy supply.


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Ms Chang Xiu Juan

Engineer, National Environment Agency
12:25 – 12:50

Ms Chang Xiu Juan is an Engineer in NEA responsible for SME engagement, as well as grants evaluation for both energy efficient and recycling projects.

Energy Efficiency Fund

Synopsis: The Energy Efficiency Fund (E2F) supports efforts of businesses with industrial facilities to improve energy efficiency. The 4 different grant components namely Energy Efficient Technologies; Energy Assessment; Resource Efficient Design; and Energy Management Information System will be shared in this session.

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